Watch Ballet Manila’s Don Quixote

Ballet Manila invites you to watch one of the world’s most colorful and enduring ballet pieces—Don Quixote. Happening on February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and on February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater, Don Quixote is known in the ballet world as one of the most technically challenging pieces ever created, with some of the choreography raising the already high international standards when it first premiered in 1869 at the Tsar’s Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. It is especially known for its compulsory quick and strong movements, high vertical takeoffs, one arm lifts, quick fouettes, quadruple pirouettes, and Kitri’s signature move, the Plisetskaya head-kick.

ballet manila don quixote

Don Quixote is the closing act for Ballet Manila’s 21st performance season. Take it from Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila’s CEO and Artistic Director, “We are revamping some elements of our staging from previous ones. We are going all out with stage designs, props, and costumes. We’re not holding back for Don Quixote. Everyone should really watch out for it.”

Don Quixote is co-presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City, and Aliw Theater. Other sponsors include ACS Manufacturing Corporation, First United Corporation, Papa John’s Pizza, Hot Star Chicken, Oasis Paco Park Hotel, Microtel Wyndham Hotels, Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, City Garden Suites Malate,Island Rose, and Philcom. Official ride partner is Grab Philippines.

To learn more about it, visit www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tickets are also available through all Ticketworld outlets. Please call 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information.

A Healthier Fizz from Del Monte Fizzy Juice Drink

I love my soda, I’m guilty and not proud of it. Even when I was on my fitness journey and I was going to gym regularly, my guilty pleasure is I still drink soda. I just love the fizz that carbonated drinks give.

But now, I’m happy to have a found a healthier alternative!

del monte fizzy juice drink

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Edible and fun Valentine’s gifts

Aaaah Valentine’s, everyone is thinking about the big day tomorrow. I still think that it’s overrated but let’s not spoil the fun to those who wants to celebrate LOVE. 🙂

I’m not a fan of receiving flowers in any occasion, but anything edible like chocolates are welcome LOL. So just for fun, I’m posting some edible, cute, and unique Valentine’s day gift ideas for your loved one who don’t like flowers.

Bacon Roses

Bacon is LIFE, and this time, also LOVE. The folks at Lazy Bastard are heaven sent for bacon lovers.

bacon roses lazy bastard

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Beauty in a pot: Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo

Beauty comes from within, as cliche as it may sound, but this is true if you really want lasting effect on your skin. The good news is that there are a variety of supplements that you can take towards beautiful skin. What’s even better is that you can now eat your way to a youthful and beautiful skin with the Golden Chicken Collagen Stock at Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo.

bijin nabe by tsukada nojo

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Paradise Dynasty’s Xiao Long Bao, S Maison at the Conrad Manila

I love dimsum and one of my faves is the xiao long bao. I find sheer pleasure in delicately picking up those little baos and then gently sipping the soup inside. I got excited with Paradise Dynasty’s 8 Flavors of Xiao Long Bao and really wanted to try each of the flavors. We finally dropped by for lunch at Paradise Dynasty at S Maison at Conrad Manila.

But we ordered the Original Xiao Long Bao though…

Original Xiao Long Bao

Original Xiao Long Bao, 10 pcs for Php 298

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Boracay Eats: Spice Bird

The restaurant scene in Boracay just got more exciting with the opening of Spice Bird. I already saw Spice Bird in D’Mall during our summer vacation last April but we had to accommodate our relatives’ yearning for Filipino food. When we came back last November, checking out new restos and foods to try is part of the itinerary. We were so happy with Spice Bird, we ate here twice!

spice bird boracay

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Sip, read, relax at Book and Borders Cafe Eastwood

What’s your me-time looks like? Aside from going to the spa, working out, or just blogging, I also look forward to having quiet time while having coffee. With this newly opened urban cafe in Eastwood, I think I want to hang out all day and enjoy good food, awesome coffee, and fun books.

book and borders cafe eastwood

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Celeteque DermoCosmetics: Skin care and make-up in one

When I reached my 30s, I became more conscious about skin care. The first skin care I used was Celeteque Anti-wrinkle Power Serum Break-off Capsules. I swear by this product, unfortunately they discontinued this one but they still have a great line-up of anti-aging products. When it comes to make-up, I use it sparingly and only wear them on special occasions because I wanted my skin to breathe. We are also often warned about the way makeup can dry out and grease up the skin, working against the effects of good skin care.

celeteque dermocosmetics

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More savings this Christmas using Groupon coupons

This is a sponsored post by Groupon but all opinions and views are mine.

We were at the mall yesterday because Gwen and I watched Shopkins Live! and we have to look for Jeff’s costume for our year-end party. If it’s not really necessary, I won’t dare going to the mall these days because of the traffic. Well, going to the mall from our place took us only under an hour but finding a parking spot took us an hour!

Since we were there already, I tried on some clothes and dresses from the shops. And again, I have to line up to the fitting room, request and wait for the staff to get my size, and finally, line up again at the cashier. Whew!

So tiring right? So now I’m still shopping, but I’m at home and I’m just using Groupon Coupons to shop. This is so much convenient, and saves me more money too. I can get additional $10 or $20 savings from my orders.

I’m checking out more clothes at Charlotte Russe, Groupons has 73 coupons that I can use to shop. I love their Street Style and Holiday collection.

charlotte russe

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#CantStopTheCrave for Wingstop’s New Menu

When I say I want chicken wings, it means “I want to eat at Wingstop”. I just #CantStopTheCrave for my favorite Honey Garlic and Garlic Parmesan chicken wings! Jeff and I always have the Chipotle rice and Sweet Potato Chips along with our wings. Now, Wingstop Philippines will satisfy bigger cravings as it launches their new menu.

wingstop philippines new menu

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